Firecracker, Firecracker, Sis, Boom, Ba, Bugs Bunny, Bugs Bunny, Ra, Ra, Ra

I need cheerleaders.  Yes, that is what I said, I need cheerleaders.  In my continuing endeavors to make a go of getting support for my artistic creations, I need not only patrons but also cheerleaders.  I may have talked about this before, but I really have no one in my life that has ever encouraged my art.  My mother always said it should be a hobby and never liked my choice of subjects.  My father could hardly be moved to grunt an approval, even when I created a color pencil drawing of a cover from his favorite series “The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever”.  Worse, he would heap more praise on a Bob Ross painting than anything I had done.  I have nothing against the Mr. Ross’s work; however, it did not hold a candle to the paintings of other well know artists that I used as my watermark.

I don’t expect much from my one sister in this regard and the other one doesn’t call to give me motivation even though I am working on illustrating her children’s story.  The only time I get anything from her is when I give her an update.  Friends have never really been there for me in life, let alone, my artwork.  So I am turning to you.

I need help to face those days when work leaves me hurting and unmotivated to put time into my craft.  I need patrons hungering for my next post.  I need hundreds of likes from you passing my posts on and on to anyone you can share them with.  I am thankful to everyone of you that takes the time to like one of my posts; unfortunately, getting at most ten or eleven is disheartening after so many years of doing this alone.  I have persevered in my quest to improve my art and story telling even though I am self taught in both areas.  I went from completely bewildered on how to paint digitally to working almost exclusively there, making vast improvements from my early attempts.

Please, please, please, share this blog with your friends.  Show them my deviantart page and tell them about my Patreon page.  The more people I reach and the more encouragement I get, the better the output you will see.  Also, I am always willing to share tips on how I create my artwork and the thought processes behind it to anyone who asks.

In Need of Some Help

Hey gang, I am in need of some good spirits.  My soul sucking corporate job is making mince meat out of me and robbing me of my personal life.  Basically, the cheap ass company I work for has decided to roll to teams into one, taking about fourteen hours of store time into eight.  Surprisingly, there are a lot of emails flying around about huge drops in client goals, which does not help when you are already struggling to just finish a store.  In addition, I think I have mentioned that my health is not top-notch.  I have thousands in medical bills piled up, have not had a raise in nine years (work load keeps increasing though), and the short-term disability insurance from work denied half of my claim.  Oh, by the way, they were only covering 66% of my lost wages anyhow.

So, I could just use some good sentiments about what I share here about the America I see, about my artwork, or about the writings I have posted and am working on.  My spirits are low, my frustration high, and my anger broiling.  Encouragement from you concerning the content of this or other sites of mine would be so helpful right now.  Let me know that I am not alone.  I think we all could use a little companionship these days given the condition of our world and my country in particular.

Thanks,

Rob